Dolphins Trade Ajayi To Philadelphia

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The Dolphins traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Eagles for a fourth-round draft pick, according to multiple reports.

Over the course of the season, Ajayi registered three 200-yard rushing games, becoming just the fourth player in National Football League history to accomplish the feat.

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The swap came just hours before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.

Former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount leads the Eagles backfield with 467 yards on 100 carries so far this season. Wentz himself is a running threat, and there are also talented and underrated backs in Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement.

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We're guessing the timing wasn't a coincidence. The trade for Ajayi could prove crucial for the rest of this season, and by only trading a fourth-round pick, the team isn't mortgaging their future in an attempt to make a Super Bowl run. "Do your job. It's not hard to do". The end seemed near when Dolphins head coach Adam Gase called him out after a 40-0 loss last Thursday night, but there's no denying Ajayi has had a very disappointing season to this point (3.4 yards per carry, zero touchdowns).

The Dolphins likely will turn to second-year running back Kenyan Drake as their starter.

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